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Miami Marathon

Miami, FL

Race Dates

2018: Sunday, January 28, 2018
2017: Sunday, January 29, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 68°F (20°C)
Average High: 77°F (25°C)
Average Low: 59° F (15°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.11
Course Score: 99.51

Race Size

2017: 2,957 Finishers
2016: 3,065 Finishers
2015: 2,749 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 6.3%
2016: 7.7%
2015: 6.8%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The 2017 Miami Marathon returns to its previous routes as runners will run across the Venetian Causeway again this year.

Marathon Rankings

The Miami Marathon was the 26th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 25th largest in 2015.

This year 6.3% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 7.7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Miami Marathon the 302nd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 119th highest percentage so far in 2017.

Its Course Score of 99.51 ranks it as the 83rd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 11th fastest course in Florida.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Miami Marathon a PR Score of 97.11. This PR Score ranks it as the 325th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 14th fastest in Florida.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 35 feet (10m)
Min Elevation: 1 feet (0m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Miami Marathon

4.3 Stars from 4 Reviews

review of 2017 Miami Marathon.   

3 / 5 Stars


They don't fully close the streets just a section of it. the cars to drive right next to you. I lost count of how many times I nearly got ran over as I ran this marathon.

Race Tips

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

review of 2017 Miami Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Almost flat, few bridges as a hills.

Race Tips

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

review of 2016 Miami Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars


Race Tips

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

review of 2011 Miami Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


I ran this race on an unusually cool day which certainly helped. If you get lucky though it's a fast course and perfect for a PR.

Race Tips

Expect some heat. Miami's probably going to be warmer than most places at the end of January. The course is essentially flat but don't get caught up with the half-marathoners kicking to the finish just before you turn off at 12.8 miles. Get into a groove and enjoy the solitude in the second half.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

If you stay at the Intercontinental you're right by the finish line. Otherwise try to stay at one of the hotels on Brickell Ave downtown and you'll just have a short walk to the start.

Finish Time Equivalent

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